Beford Springs, PA.

As summer comes to a close, I wanted to plan a final trip before life starts picking up again in the fall.  I wanted an easy weekend getaway, where I could hop into my car and drive a few short hours to an oasis getaway.  The amazing team at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort and Spa provided that little R and R trip I had been looking for.  I have stayed at a few other Omni resorts before so I had high expectations for my experience.  Having a few extra days off in my schedule I decided to take a trip out to Western, PA to the Omni Bedford Springs.  Living in the city, a trip out to the country was just what the doctor ordered.

I was super excited to arrive, get away and just relax at a new place.  The pictures online looked beautiful, but sometimes pictures can be deceiving or altered.  I am happy to announce that the Bedford Springs Resort and Spa is so spectacular, the pictures dont even begin to do the resort the justice they deserve.  Tucked away the Allegheny Mountains, the resort is a little oasis in a land of trees and small country towns. The 4 star resort offers guests a wide array of activities and amenities like a 30,000 sq ft spa { essentially heaven } and a legendary 18 hole golf course { a guys version of heaven }  The 2200 acre National Historic Landmark has been a destination for travelers world wide for the past two centuries, it is considered such a desired location that 10 different U.S presidents have stayed here throughout the years.  Needless to say, I felt very fancy being able to call the Omni my home for the past few days.

bs 8The Omni Bedford Springs is very elegant, yet very relaxed at the same time.  The resort was meticulous and a decorators dream come true.  Each room and wing of the historic hotel combined classic mid century pieces with modern more current flair.  Each guest room featured beautiful wood furniture mixed with light, airy color palettes, luxurious textiles and a bathroom that would make any girl green with envy.Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

How amazing is this gallery wall showcasing the evolution of the resort throughout the years ?
Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with g3 presetThankfully it never rained on the trip, but part of me was hoping it would so I could pour myself a glass of wine and get lost in this bookshelf.
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I was quickly finding out that the Omni Bedford Springs was a great getaway for people who want to truly relax and feel like you are away from the stress of everyday life.

I love to travel to places that offer you the works when it comes to amenities – the Omni Bedford Springs topped this list by a mile.  In the morning you could wake up to a glass of fresh flavored mineral water in the lobby, and upon returning later in the afternoon you would find an assortment of hot teas – all for your enjoyment.

One of my favorite features the resort had to offer were the two incredible swimming pools, complete with a full service bar + kitchen.  I mean what is better that sipping on a cold drink while lounging out in the hot summer sun?  The indoor pool was particularly amazing, I felt like I was Little Orphan Annie living in Daddy Warbucks mansion.  Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

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If you are looking for a book to read, I am currently working my way through DVF’s memoir :  A Woman I Wanted to Be.  Its just as fabulous as she is.FullSizeRender_2Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Being located in a more mountainous region, the resort got a little chilly at night.  I was loving the fire pit outside and the numerous working fireplaces throughout the hotel

Also located on the property were paths to expansive hiking trails across the Allegheny – so feeling a little adventurous one morning, we decided to hike one of them.  The mountains were so peaceful as the natural springs trickled across the walking trails – we felt super back to nature while getting our butts kicked on a 4+ mile trail.

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The first night at the resort, we chose to dine at the 1796 Room. The steakhouse is known for its specialty chops and expansive wine selection – it was the perfect place to end a long day.  Sultry lights lined the walls, while soft smooth jazz played in the background setting the tone for the meal.  I instantly love any restaurant that brings out homemade bread prior to the meal, the 1796 Room provided us with TWO large loaves to pick from – a hearty 12 grain roll and my favorite, a rosemary wheat.  I was a happy camper before our first course even came out of the oven.  I nibbled on the freshest Crab and Arugula salad and finished the night out with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon and a Blackberry Rhubarb Tart complete with housemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream – delicious!

The second night I was really in the mood for a burger, and heard that the Frontier Tavern was the right place to get my fix. I started the feast out with an order of the Calamari before digging into our MASSIVE burgers piled high with basically every topping known to mankind.  The Tavern was a great place for a drink also, offering a large assortment of local PA brewed beers on tap.  I went with the Troegs Perpetual IPA – I highly suggest this if you are looking for a great IPA.

While most of my meals were spent at the resort, I ventured out for one when I was getting a little stir crazy and wanted to see more of the quaint Downtown District in Bedford.  By recomendation of the hotel, I decided to have lunch at the Farm to Table cafe, Horn O’ Plenty.   All of the ingredients used in their dishes are grown locally on the Horn Farm, so I knew I was going to be having a top quality, super fresh dish.  After debating over a several choices I finally settled upon the Summer Harvest Pizza featuring Sausage, Onions, Green Peppers, Buttercream Cheese and Heirloom Tomatoes paired with the Macroni and Cheese { I pushed for this one considering the pasta was made from scratch }  Honestly I feel comfortable saying this was in the Top 10 best meals I have ever had while on a vacation, it was that wonderful.

Processed with VSCOcam with g3 presetThe amazing loaves of bread and the biggest wine glass I have ever seen
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I had a few notable outfit moments over the course of the trip.  Our first night to dinner I wore my favorite new dress from Collective Concepts that I bought at South Moon Under { sorry ladies, looks like its sold out online } and paired it with my Zara black clutch { snagged from the most recent Zara sale } and Lucky Brand heels.

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I am quite sad to be back from our little trip to paradise, but you can find me already planning my next weekend getaway.

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